Al Samha

Al Samha
Area description

Abu Dhabi captivates expatriates with its tourism and investment opportunities. Al Samha is strategically located in the western part of the emirate, close to the Persian Gulf coastline. It neighbours other popular communities like Yas Island and Khalifa City A, presenting premium real estate in Abu Dhabi at affordable prices. Recognised as one of the most sought-after areas for villa rentals in the capital, its prime beachside location and comprehensive infrastructure ensure that it is one of the best places to live and relax. The community continues to evolve and develop, yet it already boasts all the essentials for a comfortable life. Al Samha, you’ll find supermarkets, restaurants, medical and educational institutions. Furthermore, the area boasts an excellent transportation network, facilitating easy city commuting.

Min. sale price
Studio502 200 AED
1-bed apartment858 600 AED
2-bed apartment1 044 000 AED
Villa1 400 000 AED
Avg. sale price
Studio692 850 AED
1-bed apartment925 785 AED
2-bed apartment1 044 000 AED
Villa1 607 114 AED
Min. rental price
Villa6 166 AED
Avg. rental price
Villa10 737 AED
Properties in the areaApartment, townhouse, villa
Developers in the area
4 properties
6 properties
  • Type of buildings:
  • Beautiful view
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Where is Al Samha located?

Centrally positioned between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and near the rapidly expanding investment zone of KIZAD and Khalifa Port, Al Samha is the perfect spot for those frequently commuting between the emirates for work or other matters. The Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid highway (E11) runs through the community, connecting it to the mainland areas of Abu Dhabi. Just eight minutes south of Al Samha lies the village of Al Rahbah. A mere 12-minute drive away is another community, Hydra Village, boasting a magnificent infrastructure. From Al Samha, one can easily access all of Abu Dhabi's key attractions: the most visited beaches, major shopping centres and landmarks. The Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 20 minutes away.

What residential complexes and communities are in Al Samha?

The burgeoning Abu Dhabi real estate market offers a plethora of investment opportunities. Al Samha encompasses several developed residential complexes with splendid internal infrastructure, such as Manazel Al Reef 2 and Al Reef. Al Reef 2, spanning four residential districts, showcases villas in both Arabic and Mediterranean architectural styles. Most homes are surrounded by concrete walls and feature beautiful spacious landscaped gardens. The community provides a range of housing options, from apartments to villas. Here, one can find cosy apartments suitable for individuals or couples, as well as larger homes designed for big families.

Average property prices in Al Samha

Property prices in this region vary based on the type of housing and its location. Villas with spacious layouts, covering an area of 216 square metres remain the most sought-after property type. The cost of the 2-bedroom mansions is around AED 1.8 million (USD 490,000), while the 3-bedroom villas range from AED 1.4 million to AED 1.9 million (USD 381,000 - USD 517,000). It's worth noting that the villas in Al Samha are priced slightly lower than in the neighbouring areas. The community also offers townhouses for purchase. For instance, a 3-bedroom townhouse spanning 260 square metres is available for AED 1.5 million (USD 408,000). As for the apartments in Abu Dhabi, a 1-bedroom unit covering 89 square metres in Al Samha is priced, on average, at AED 811,000 (USD 220,800).

Average rental prices in Al Samha

Rental prices for 2- and 3-bedroom apartments in this area typically range from AED 70,000 to AED 130,000 (USD 19,000 - USD 35,400) annually. The highest return on investment in Al Samha real estate is for the 3-bedroom apartments, boasting a 4.9% yield. The rental cost of a furnished 3-bedroom villa starts at AED 75,000 (USD 20,000) annually but can escalate to several hundred thousand dirhams. The district offers a plethora of housing options, from apartments to villas, catering to various needs and budgets. Here, one can find both modern residential complexes and traditional Arabic homes with distinctive architecture. Potential tenants are sure to find a suitable option and prospective property owners should remember that purchasing a home in the community is a wise investment given the rising property prices and rental rates in the UAE.

How to travel from Al Samha to famous landmarks

From Al Samha, a plethora of renowned attractions are within easy reach. Just a 14-minute drive will take you to the Emirates Park Zoo, home to 1,400 animals, ranging from domestic to rare and exotic species. A visit to this family-friendly destination offers a deeper understanding of the natural world and ensures a delightful experience. A mere 25-minute trip will take you to the iconic Sheikh Zayed White Mosque. Within half an hour, you can splash around at the Aqua Dhabi Water Park, the largest inflatable water park with over 45 attractions, situated along the famous Corniche promenade. It's an excellent choice for family leisure. To reach these landmarks, buses are a convenient option. Alternatively, you can hail a taxi or rent a car to save time. Car rentals are highly popular and widely available, catering to various durations.

Where to shop in Al Samha

For those looking to indulge in a shopping spree, Al Samha offers convenient access to some of the emirate's top retail destinations. The largest mall in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi Mall, is just a half-hour drive away. This shopping centre boasts a plethora of brands, ranging from affordable to luxury segments, along with cinemas, restaurants and various entertainment venues. While Al Samha, being a tranquil area, doesn't have an abundance of shopping centres within its boundaries, residents can quickly reach the Deerfields Mall (a 13-minute drive) and the Al Raha Mall (22 minutes away). Both malls offer a wide selection of shops and leisure options. However, for daily essentials, the community is equipped with grocery stores.

The supermarkets in Al Samha include Sunrise, Rocket and Baniyas. For those seeking larger retail outlets, Carrefour in Deerfields Mall is a popular choice.

Schools and kindergartens in Al Samha

When considering educational options in Al Samha, families are presented with a variety of quality kindergartens and schools. For example, a mere 6-minute drive or a half-hour walk will take you to the Al Morjan Kindergarten. Here, professional educators offer a comfortable and safe environment for children's development, ensuring that they acquire new knowledge seamlessly.

As for schools in Al Samha, the following options are noteworthy:

  • Al Samha School (6-minute drive)
  • Al Falahiya School (8-minute drive)
  • Al Taweelah School (10-minute drive)

These educational institutions offer advanced education and extensive opportunities for student development. Moreover, just 20 minutes from the community is the highly-rated Raha International School.

Medical facilities in Al Samha

Al Samha boasts a variety of hospitals and clinics offering a broad spectrum of medical services. Notably, the Al Rahba Hospital is just a 9-minute drive away. If you're seeking a top-tier public hospital, it’s worth considering the Al Rahba Hospital in Al Shahama Rahba City, which is a mere 10-minute drive. Another commendable option is the Burjeel Medical Centre in Al Bahia. Additionally, the district is dotted with pharmacies, ensuring that residents have easy access to all their essential medications and healthcare products.

Transportation options in Al Samha

In Al Samha, residents and visitors have a plethora of transportation options to choose from. Whether you're looking for a quick ride or a more leisurely journey, Al Samha has got you covered. For those who prefer driving, car rentals are readily available, offering a convenient way to explore the city at your own pace. If public transport is more your style, the local buses provide an effortless way to navigate both within and outside the community. Key bus stops include 222 and E100, ensuring connectivity to various parts of the city. However, for trips to other city areas, taxis are a popular choice. Services like Uber and Careem offer a range of vehicles from economy to business class, ensuring a comfortable ride that is tailored to your needs.

Top hotels in Al Samha

For travellers seeking a memorable stay, Al Samha is near several luxurious hotels. Just 20 minutes away is the DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences, boasting modern amenities, spacious rooms and impeccable service. From breathtaking views of the Persian Gulf to exquisite dining options, this hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Another serene escape is the Emirates Park Resort, situated just 15 minutes away. Surrounded by lush gardens and a turquoise pool, guests can unwind in elegant rooms adorned with contemporary decor.

Popular restaurants in Al Samha

Al Samha is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a plethora of dining options. Among the most sought-after restaurants are Bon Food, Royal Al Samha and Rubaia. For those craving fast food, establishments such as Popeyes, Texas Chicken and Burger King are available. Seafood lovers can indulge at Sea Shell Refreshments, while Italian cuisine fans will appreciate The Pizza Pie Factory and Broccoli Pizza and Pasta. A mere 20-minute drive will take you to Yas Island, a vibrant hub teeming with culinary delights. From Italian to Asian, classic to avant-garde, the rich array of restaurants on Yas Island caters to seafood aficionados, meat lovers, vegetarians and dessert enthusiasts alike.

How to spend your leisure time in Al Samha

Al Samha is renowned for its stunning nature and unique ecosystems, making it a prime destination for both tourists and locals. One of the most sought-after spots in the region is the Emirates Park and Zoo Resort. This park offers visitors the opportunity to witness a diverse range of wild flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species. Not only does the park house these magnificent creatures, but it also offers tours and educational programmes suitable for all age groups. Imagine having breakfast with a giraffe or feeding a hippopotamus – it's all possible here!

For those who have a passion for horse riding, the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club is just a short drive away. And if you're in the mood for some sun and surf, the Al Raha beach is a mere 20 minutes away. Here, you can bask in the sun or indulge in various water sports, ensuring a day filled with fun and adventure.

The range of real estate options, establishments, educational institutions and leisure activities in the area is truly impressive. Whether you're looking to rent an apartment or buy a villa in Abu Dhabi, Al Samha offers a plethora of choices to fit your budget and personal preferences. Every day in this picturesque locale promises to fill you with vibrant emotions and joy. If you're considering purchasing real estate in the UAE, our specialists are here to help! Reach out to us now and our experts will address all your queries. Looking forward to connecting with you!

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